Things You Need to Know Today: 3,000+ expected at Women’s Rallies in Augusta + Portland Saturday
Here are the things you need to know today......
More than 3,000 women are expected at the Women's Rallies in Augusta and Portland on Saturday. According to centralmaine.com are corresponding with the rally happening in DC.
More testing for mold in on the way for Manchester Elementary school. Centralmaine.com reports it was found last year and school officials have been trying to address the issue but some parents still have concerns.
A 35-year-old Greene man is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl with autism . According to the Sun Journal the 14-year-old Auburn girl ran away from home and was picked up by Travis Therrien, who took her to his house. His case is expected to be presented to the grand jury, which must bring an indictment for the felony charge is to be prosecuted.
The Waterville City Council has named its newest member and it Colby College professor Winifred Tate. According to centralmaine.com it was to fill a seat left vacant by another member resigning. Lauren LePage, the Governors daughter, had also been interested in the position.
A measure under consideration by the Committee on State and Local Government would start the move to put Maine into a new time zone. According to the Sun Journal the supports say it would "increased economic opportunities and less energy consumption in addition to offering more daylight in the afternoon and evening." It would sort of lock Maine into daylight saving all year instead of just spring to fall.
From the Associated Press:
Maine authorities say a man has died in a snowmobile crash in Sidney. The Maine Warden Service says 32-year-old Jeffrey Fisher, of Sidney, was found dead along the shoreline of Messalonskee Lake early Wednesday after he became separated from his friend while on a snowmobile ride. Authorities say Fisher crashed and was ejected onto rocks at the shoreline. This is Maine's fourth snowmobile related fatality this season.
A Maine man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children faces 25 years to life in prison when he's sentenced. Keith Coleman, of Garland, is due to be sentenced Thursday for the deaths of 36-year-old Christina Sargent, 10-year-old Duwayne Coke and 8-year-old Destiny Sargent. He was convicted of three counts of murder. His attorney says there will be an appeal.
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, will remain hospitalized overnight at Houston's Methodist Hospital. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 92-year-old former president's is being treated for respiratory issues related to pneumonia, and his stay has been extended after doctors performed a procedure Wednesday to help clear his airway. Barbara Bush decided to go to the hospital Wednesday after not feeling well in recent weeks.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage and three members of Maine's congressional delegation are among Mainers attending inaugural events this week. But no one from the state is more excited than 29 students from northern Maine who will help kick off the events Thursday evening.
Maine troopers say they're advising drivers in the northern part of the state to exercise caution in the wake of a spate of collisions between vehicles and deer. The troopers say they have responded to "a significant number" of car and deer crashes in Aroostook County over the past couple of weeks. They say the majority have involved only property damage.
On Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump comes to Washington, where the next day he'll begin his presidency. But Wednesday night, he made a quick trip from New York to the nation's capital, attending two fundraisers and having dinner at the Trump International Hotel. Trump is spending the night in New York.
President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary. That's according to a person familiar with the decision. The 70-year-old former governor would be the first Southerner to lead the Agriculture Department in more than two decades. He comes from the small city of Bonaire in rural central Georgia, where he built businesses in grain trading and trucking.
A federal judge in New York has scolded the government for being overprotective of potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in a written decision Wednesday that the government had not explained the criteria it considered in determining that the release of the pictures he had already ordered released would threaten Americans overseas. The government says the release could provoke attacks against U.S. military.
A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who's admitted he's a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker has resigned. Bo Williams pleaded guilty to a felony charge of entering without breaking Wednesday in Roane County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Williams allegedly took methamphetamine from the storage area last fall, when he was a Spencer police officer.
It'll be inauguration No. 18 for 91-year-old B. Harold Smick Jr. Although the New Jersey man is a Democrat and he voted for Hillary Clinton, he'll be traveling to Washington to watch as Republican Donald Trump takes the oath of office. Smick tells WCAU-TV that he can still vividly remember Jan. 20, 1941, the day he witnessed Franklin D. Roosevelt become the only U.S. president sworn into a third term. Back then, he was just 15 years old.